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[Asus RT-AX88U] Delivery times & prices

Discussion in 'ASUS AX Routers & Adapters' started by Balance, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. Balance

    Balance Occasional Visitor

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    Asus RT-AX88U
    Delivery times & prices

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    It looks like the Asus RT-AX88U is the first draft-802.11ax router that will be available on the consumer market. This topic is only about the delivery times & prices of the Asus RT-AX88U: Where to get it the cheapest and the fastest.

    If you want to share expirients or like to discuss the router, visit: [Asus RT-AX88U] Experiences & Discussion

    Webshops (as of 03-10-2018)
    If you found other webshops or price trackers that have the RT-AX88U listed let me know!
     

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  2. Balance

    Balance Occasional Visitor

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  3. SLK350

    SLK350 Occasional Visitor

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    Mine was sent to me today by my Swedish dealer Webhallen. So will be playing with it during the weekend. :)
     
  4. Ken Atkinson

    Ken Atkinson Regular Contributor

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    Enjoy, Let us know how it goes


    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
     
  5. gpz1100

    gpz1100 Regular Contributor

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    @RMerlin

    Hope to see an asus merlin firmware for this in the near future.
     
  6. dknight

    dknight New Around Here

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    Its up for Pre-order on Amazon UK for £299.99
     
  7. Balance

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  8. dknight

    dknight New Around Here

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    My just got shipped from Amazon UK arriving tomorrow, Its replacing my RT-AC87U.
     
  9. MestasDeejay

    MestasDeejay Occasional Visitor

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    bought two of them.... one arriving today, another one tomorrow... replacing my setup router + media bridge tomorrow. let see how it goes.
     
  10. Merlyan

    Merlyan New Around Here

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    Why are things so expensive? $350 USD for one is that normal due to it being failry new. Will these go down to a more reasonable price like $299?
     
  11. gpz1100

    gpz1100 Regular Contributor

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    ^^Try $400 for the netgear version!
     
  12. Merlyan

    Merlyan New Around Here

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    Man Routers have become considerably more expensive. It seems when new Wifi Standards are created the price of routers go up.
     
  13. gpz1100

    gpz1100 Regular Contributor

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    Unless you need the fancy new wifi, at this point it makes more sense to repurpose an older (2016+) sff pc to use as a firewall with pfsense, sophos utm or something similar, then run your older routers as AP's. Much more functionality than a $400 router IMO.
     
  14. remiel

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    Don't know if it's still relevant, but the RT-AX88U is available in Norway at various etailers; Here's a link to Prisjakt.no, a price comparison crawler, for it: https://www.prisjakt.no/product.php?p=4699364

    Common price points seem to be NOK3490 and NOK3990 (€360/US$410 and €412/US$469, respectively).
     
  15. remiel

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    Could an SFF PC with an Intel AC9260 card work as an access point to provide the max speeds the card is supposed to support, given that the connecting client has such a card as well?
     
  16. gpz1100

    gpz1100 Regular Contributor

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    ^^I don't see why not. Whatever software you're running for the firewall (pfsense, opnsense, utm, xg, etc), should support the wifi nic. Otherwise it will be as though the nic is not installed. In my implementation I opted to just use the older rt's as ap's and switches. I needed the latter any way so why not. In addition, these app make for a decent semi managed device with robocfg/trunked vlan support.
     
  17. Grisu

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    got a Fritz 7590 and Intel AC9260 with 1733Mb/s max-connection speed on 160MHz bandwith.
    So the Intel card wont be the problem at all!